Dial Mountain Climber's Log

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mancopa - Nov 12, 2007 11:15 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

Bear Den to Dial to Nippletop  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Cool temperatures, with a few inches of snow on the summit.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 19, 2007 8:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Leach Trail  Sucess!

Done before the rains came.


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 12:59 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998

Nippletop to Bear Den  Sucess!

Hit this peak on a fairly strenuous day hike taking us from Elk Pass; over Nippletop, Dial, and Bear Den; and down.


tigerlilly - Sep 23, 2007 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2007

Dial to Nippletop  Sucess!

Lot of snow. Broke trail most of the way. Slow going. We originally wanted to do Colvin, but everyone was too tired. We came back over the fish hawk cliffs and Indian Head. We managed to camp in a low spot and the wind was howlin' above our heads. We were comfy. Learned our lesson from the year before, I suppose. :-)


Enapai - Aug 9, 2007 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

After Colvin, Blake, and Nippletop....  Sucess!

Best Day I've seen in the Daks in years.


CookieMonster - Jul 25, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 1994

Thunderstorm!  Sucess!

Nasty thunderstorm on the way down from Nippletop. Unfortunately I didn't learn my lesson with thunderstorms until eleven years later during an even nastier T-storm.


birdny - Jun 27, 2007 9:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1994

after Nippletop  Sucess!

Nothing spectacular after climbing Nippletop but still a nice view and hike


TLP - May 31, 2007 10:16 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2007

H.G. Leach Trail  Sucess!

Reached Dial Mountain on the way to Nippletop, passing Bear Den Mountain along the way.


lalpinist - Mar 27, 2007 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007

melting  Sucess!

Via bear den. The fresh, heavy snow (varying from 1 to 4 inches) from the night before was quite beautiful, but everything began to melt throughout the day. Snow falling off the trees made us very wet.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2005

ADK #35  Sucess!

almost done...
there is still bear mtn


woodstrider - Oct 11, 2006 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 1999

Backpack to Peakbag  Sucess!

Great day for it.


doctorpeakbagger - May 31, 2006 12:54 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Just another notch in the belt of High Peaks  Sucess!

Just a path covered by trees and a big rock on the top. A means to an end... to get to Nippletop... where the real nice views begin.


sprosseda - Jan 26, 2006 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: Bear Den - Dial - Nippletop loog Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!

Did loop. Hot and Hazy out. Bad black flies.


climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:36 pm

Date Climbed: July 29, 2001  Sucess!

Hiked over this summit on the way back to the trailhead from Nippletop in the rain. Not much else to say.


mikethehiker - Jun 15, 2005 9:56 am

Route Climbed: Nippletop loop Date Climbed: september 25 2004  Sucess!

Great view from the summit, nice moderate loop with Nippletop or easy day hike if you stop at Dial

Bill Jirousek

Bill Jirousek - Oct 12, 2004 9:35 am

Route Climbed: From Bear Den Date Climbed: 10/10/04  Sucess!

Cool rock near the summit to sit on for snacktime. I bet somewhere out there in that sea of white clouds was an outstanding view.


hillman - Sep 23, 2003 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: from bear den Date Climbed: june 19 2003  Sucess!

Did I mention that it might rain today? The hut guy said that to me. Screw him--I like the rain, I can get the summit to myself. So there. Put that in your pipe and smoke it...But it really never stopped raining.


mt10climber - Feb 14, 2003 1:39 pm

Route Climbed: Henry G. Leach trail Date Climbed: November 2,2002  Sucess!

Moderate to steep in parts, clear day. snow covered, nice day for the loop. Did Dial, Nippletop and Colvin.

spaddock - Nov 4, 2002 11:40 am

Route Climbed: Parking Lot, Bear Den, Dial, Nippletop, Elk Pass Date Climbed: November 2, 2002  Sucess!

Hiked in the snow all the way. Descending was a lot of fun. The Great Range was beautiful to see. I was glad I chose a clear day for this route.

I had lunch on the big rock near the sign, summit or no summit it was a great view.

The loop took me 7hr 45min to complete.


JScoles - Jul 8, 2002 5:48 am

Route Climbed: Down from Nippletop Date Climbed: July 6th 2002  Sucess!

A new set of signs and some good trail maintenace by the ATS (Adirondack Trail Society) made this a good days hiking.

The new sign at the lookout will of course make everyone think they are at the summit but it all depends on who you talk to.

This was the first time I was in the area since the 1999 fire and I was very impressed by the great views it created.

One also sees how fast mother nature recalims its own as it is completly covered in 1 m high popular and will be totaly over grown in a few more years.

I wish I came a few weeks later as the place is awash in rasberrys and would of made for a good snack.

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